Alan Pardew (talking to the Chronicle): "I said to them (the players) they had seen a side of our fans which can be difficult, but now they are going to see the opposite because our fans are going to be up for this cup. No-one will get up for this cup as much as our fans.
"If we can get a victory at Liverpool, the new players in the group are going to see the other side of Newcastle fans, when we really can make a difference.
"In the last couple of games the fans have been terrific. They helped us last night and they helped us at Tottenham (last Saturday).
"It can lift our club, like the last win did against Tottenham. Everyone now believes that we can keep going and push us higher up the league.
"I am buzzing. I was glad to get the goal and I'm buzzing we're through to the next round.
"It was nervy. I only just found out I was starting. I didn't know I was ready, but I think I proved to myself I was ready to get back into the swing of things.
"It was disappointing to get the injury, but for the last six weeks all I was thinking about was returning. Here, I showed how much I love playing for this club and how much it means to be.
"The goal was all instinctive. I couldn't really remember it until I saw it on the big screen. I am happy to score and happy we went through."